XCAP Launches in The UK

10 03 2011

XCAP is now conveniently located in The United Kingdom.  Expect that your supplements will be shipped to you with ease and efficiency.  Check out www.XCAPUK.com and also Xtreme Couture UK on Facebook.





AA Resveratrol Blast helps burn fat

11 02 2011

I will sum up this study up to make it easy to understand.  Resveratrol helps in the required steps for your body to burn fat.  XCAP’s product is called AA Resveratrol Blast.

Here is a list of other things that AA Resveratrol Blast has been shown to improve in studies.

Up-regulation of Adiponectin by resveratrol: the essential

roles of the Akt/FOXO1 and AMP-activated protein kinase

signaling pathways and DsbA-L.

J Biol Chem. 2011 Jan 7;286(1):60-6.Metabolic Syndrome Research Center, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University,

Hunan 410011, China.

OBJECTIVE: The natural polyphenol resveratrol (RSV) displays a wide spectrum of health

beneficial activities, yet the precise mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. Here we show that

RSV promotes the multimerization and cellular levels of adiponectin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

METHODS AND RESULTS: The stimulatory effect of RSV was not affected by knocking out

Sirt1, but was diminished by suppressing the expression levels of DsbA-L, a recently identified

adiponectin-interactive protein that promotes adiponectin multimerization. Suppression of the Akt

signaling pathway resulted in an increase in the expression levels of DsbA-L and adiponectin. On

the other hand, knocking out FOXO1 or suppressing the activity or expression levels of the AMP-

activated protein kinase (AMPK) down-regulated DsbA-L and adiponectin. The stimulatory effect

of RSV on adiponectin and DsbA-L expression was completely diminished in FOXO1-suppressed

and AMPK-inactivated 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our results demonstrate that RSV promotes adiponectin

multimerization in 3T3-L1 adipocytes via a Sirt1-independent mechanism. In addition, we show

that the stimulatory effect of RSV is regulated by both the Akt/FOXO1 and the AMPK signaling

pathways. Last, we show that DsbA-L plays a critical role in the promoting effect of RSV on

adiponectin multimerization and cellular levels.





Randy Couture’s supplements for UFC 109 (very detailed)

5 02 2010

Randy Couture’s supplements for UFC 109

I have gotten a few emails asking how we change Randy’s supplement schedule.

Randy takes quite a bit of supplements to keep him in top form.

For the last 2 training camps we have modified a few things based off what was needed from micronutrient testing.

(Randy has been in 3 back to back to back training camps at age 46.  Most fighters half his age are burned out after 1 training camp, let alone 3 in a row.  This is what we do to keep him going)

Remember, this is extensive because it is an example of what an elite athlete needs to do to keep his body functioning at a top level and slow the over oxidation (aging) that occurs when one is doing an extreme amount of exercise.  I am talking about intense workouts, twice a day for months on end.

He is taking the following things daily from XCAP:

(These are the things he takes regularly)

Vita D – 3 drops

Max EFA’s – 6

B12 Nitro – 3

Joint Flex – 3

Optimum T – 6

Adrenal Glandular – 6 to 9 depending on how he feels

IGF Blast – 6

Natural Mins – 4

O2 Plus + – 6 to 8

Xtra Enzymes – 16

4 Ever Greens – 2 scoops

Whey Isolate – 4 scoops

AA Resveratrol – 6

Below are things that he has added because of the constant training camps.  These were only added after extensive testing.  You don’t need to add these things just because Randy is taking them right now.  The basis of his program is the supplements listed above from XCAP.

We added the following things based on lymphocyte micronutrient, spectox and telomere testing:

(These will be taken up to UFC 109 then stopped.  Randy will be retested before his next training camp and we will decide what to from there.)

Phosphatidylserine – 3  (helps lower cortisol and boost testosterone)

Lipid Sirt – 4  (helps stop cholesterol oxidation)

Super Phosphozyme – 2 (balances calcium ratio)

Alpha Lipoic Acid – 3 (reduces oxidation)

CoQ Zyme – 3 (reduces oxidation in mitochondria)

Selenium -1 (anti-oxidant mineral)

Bio B with C – 1 (specific ratio of B vitamins to bring up a low level)

Iodizyme-HP – 1 (iodine for thyroid support)

Chlorocaps – 2 (chlorophyll to support hormones)

Cytozyme PT/HPT – 6 (Pituitary gland support)

Cytozyme orchic – 3 (testicular gland support)

L-Glutamine powder – ½ scoop (amino acid replacement)

NAC – 3 (production of glutathione)





AA Resveratrol Blast and Exercise Performance

22 10 2009

AA Resveratrol Blast form XCAP (Xtreme Couture Athletic Pharmaceuticals) and Exercise performance

I recently put up a blog about Quercetin and the Flu.  Looking at statistics from the blog, that topic was very popular.  So here is another one about Quercetin, which is in our Anti-Aging product AA Resveratrol Blast.

According to the results of one recently published study, there may not be quite as much to fear as you think.

In this small trial, researchers gave twelve healthy subjects either a vitamin-enriched beverage twice daily or the same vitamin-enriched beverage supplemented with an additional plant-based flavonoid quercetin.

Over a week-long period, participants were monitored to assess the amount of time it took to show fatigue during a stationary bike riding session, as measured by VO2max—also known as maximal oxygen consumption, a marker of physical fitness that denotes the maximum capacity of your body to use and transport oxygen during exercise.

The subjects who received a quercetin boost showed a significantly higher 13.9 increase in physical stamina during the bike-riding exercise, when compared with those who drank the vitamin-enriched beverage without quercetin.1

The conclusion: A simple daily quercetin supplement can increase your fitness and endurance during an exercise training program in as little as seven days.

This may be a small study—but it’s hardly the first of its kind, with animal investigations having delivered similar results in the past. And with its proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, there’s no question that taking quercetin can give you a critical edge.

Reference:

1. Davis JM, Carlstedt CJ, Chen S, Carmichael MD, Murphy EA. The Dietary Flavonoid Quercetin Increases VO2max and Endurance Capacity. Inter J Sports Nutr Exerc Metab. 2009 June 24. Published Online Ahead of Print.





AA Resveratrol Blast from XCAP

15 10 2009

AA Resveratrol Blast  from XCAP (Xtreme Couture Athletic Pharmaceuticals)

Try to resist the temptation to get overly excited about AA Resveratrol Blast because this substance has been all over the news shows including 60 minutes.

You may already know that the substance resveratrol is the most promising substance to ever be discovered and researched for its Anti- Aging properties.  Our product has the most pure and potent form of resveratrol and it’s combined with quercetin to stay in your body longer.

There is no need to triple the recommended amount because you are so excited about the extreme benefits from this product.  The recommended dosage is potent as is.  You might find that taking AA Resveratrol Blast is the most beneficial thing you will ever take.

Randy Couture , Ray Sefo, Gray Maynard and many others use this product for its anti- aging benefits.





Quercetin and Flu

7 10 2009

With all the info on flu shots this time of year, this article seemed appropriate.

XCAP’s anti-aging product, AA Resveratrol, contains Quercetin.

Here is the study:

Mice given quercetin, a naturally occurring substance found in fruits and vegetables, were less likely to contract the flu, according to a study published by The American Physiological Society. The study also found that stressful exercise increased the susceptibility of mice to the flu, but quercetin canceled out that negative effect.

Quercetin, a close chemical relative of resveratrol, is present in a variety of fruits and vegetables, including red onions, grapes, blueberries, tea, broccoli and red wine. It has been shown to have anti-viral properties in cell culture experiments and some animal studies, but none of these studies has looked specifically at the flu.

The study, “Quercetin reduces susceptibility to influenza infection following stressful exercise,” was carried out by J. Mark Davis, E.A. Murphy, J.L. McClellan, and M.D. Carmichael, of the University of South Carolina and J.D. Gangemi of Clemson University. The study appears in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

The study was conducted using mice, but if quercetin provides a similar benefit for humans, it could help endurance athletes, soldiers and others undergoing difficult training regimens, as well as people under psychological stress, according to Davis.

Study builds on previous research

“Quercetin was used because of its documented widespread health benefits, which include antiviral activity, abundance in the diet and reported lack of side effects when used as a dietary supplement or food additive,” Davis said.

Earlier mouse studies have found that stressful exercise can increase susceptibility to upper respiratory infections, although it is not yet clear if the same is true for humans. There was also preliminary information that mice may be more susceptible to the flu when they exercise to fatigue. The researchers in the current study hypothesized that exercise would increase the chance of the mice getting the flu but that quercetin would counteract the increased risk.

Davis and his colleagues examined four groups of mice. Two groups performed three consecutive days of running to fatigue on a treadmill to mimic a short period of stressful exercise. One group of runners received quercetin, the other did not.

The remaining two groups did not exercise. One non-exercise group received quercetin while the other did not. All four groups were then exposed to a common flu virus, H1N1.

The researchers found that:

* Stressful exercise increased susceptibility to the flu. The mice that exercised to fatigue for three days were more likely to develop the flu than the mice that did not exercise (91% versus 63%).
* The mice that exercised developed the flu much sooner than those that did not (6.9 days versus 12.4 days).
* Mice that exercised and took quercetin had nearly the same rate of illness as those that did not exercise. In other words, quercetin canceled out the negative effect of stressful exercise.
* The severity of the symptoms among those mice that either did not exercise or those that exercised but took the quercetin was about the same.
* Quercetin had protective effects for the mice that did not exercise.

Although this study was done with mice, a recent human study found that people who took quercetin suffered fewer illnesses following three days of exhaustive exercise compared to those who did not. Unlike the mouse study, the humans were not inoculated with a virus.

“This is the first controlled experimental study to show a benefit of short-term quercetin feedings on susceptibility to respiratory infection following exercise stress,” said Davis. “Quercetin feeding was an effective preventive strategy to offset the increase in susceptibility to infection that was associated with stressful exercise.”